Big Band Machine

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Big Band Machine
Studio album by Buddy Rich
Released 1975
Genre Jazz
Length 36:00
Label Groove Merchant
Producer Sonny Lester
Buddy Rich chronology
The Last Blues Album, Vol. 1
(1974)
Big Band Machine
(1975)
Speak No Evil
(1976)
Alternative cover
1996 Simitar CD re-issue

Big Band Machine is a jazz album recorded by Buddy Rich and released on the Groove Merchant Record label in 1975.

Track listing[edit]

LP side A:

  1. "Three Day Sucker" (Lofgreen) – 6:50
  2. "Tommy Medley" (Townshend) – 11:55
    1. "Eyesight to the Blind"
    2. "Champagne"
    3. "See Me, Feel Me"
    4. "Miracle Cure"
    5. "Listening to You"

LP side B:

  1. "On Broadway" (Mann, Weil, Leiber, Stoller) – 3:48
  2. "Pieces of Dreams" (Legrand) – 4:30
  3. "Ease On Down the Road" (Smalls) – 3:30
  4. "West Side Story medley" (Bernstein, Sondheim) – 5:27

bonus tracks added to 2003 CD re-issue (P-Vine, Japan):

  1. "Nik Nik" – 2:52
  2. "Layin' it Down" – 2:50

bonus tracks added to 2005 CD re-issue (LRC Records):

  1. "Playhouse" (Albam) – 6:26
  2. "Lush Life" (Loose) – 4:09


  • "Three Day Sucker" arranged by Lofgreen
  • "Tommy" Medley arranged by Michael Longo
  • "On Broadway" arranged by Dave Marowitz
  • "Pieces of Dream" arranged by Richard Lieb
  • "Ease on Down the Road" arranged by David Berger
  • "West Side Story" Medley arranged by Bill Reddie

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allmusic Review accessed July 2, 2012
  • Groove merchant GM 3307 (1975 LP)
  • Simitar Distribution 1290 (1999 CD)
  • P-Vine Records 23460 (2003 CD)
  • LRC Records 24105 (2005 CD)
  • Big Band Machine at discogs.com